The academy graduate has made five appearances in all competitions this season and has been rewarded with a new three-year deal.
Hull City’s Jacob Greaves Secures New Deal
Three-Year Deal for Hull Youngster
Hull City manager Grant McCann has told the clubs official website of his delight after defender Jacob Greaves signed a new long term deal at the club. The new deal is for an initial three years with the option for a fourth to be added.
He said: “Jacob has come on leaps and bounds over the last 12-14 months.”
Greaves had spent last season on loan at Cheltenham Town and that experience was a good learning experience for the player according to McCann, who added: “The loan to Cheltenham was great for him – the physical battles of League Two, the demands of it, and he played in a good footballing team.”
Jacob Greaves returned to Hull City after his loan spell and made his debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie against Leicester City earlier this season. Greaves is a hometown player who has worked his way through the academy and, at 20 years of age, is tipped for great things.
Since his debut, Greaves has been solid at the back and contributed to three clean sheets in his last four appearances.
One of Our Own
Grant McCann said there was little he needed to do to convince the youngster to sign a new and improved contract. His dad also played for Hull City and his love for the club is well known.
“He’s one of our own, he loves the club, his dad played for the club. It’s great news for everyone at the club,” the Tigers boss added.
McCann is rebuilding Hull City after a turbulent few years and keeping young players is key to the success he is looking for. Another teenager. Keane Lewis-Potter is also in ongoing talks about a longer-term contract with the club.